Originally from Dorset, Shelley moved to Somerset 17 years ago after starting her design career in London. She studied a Bachelor of Honours Arts Degree in Graphic Design at Exeter College of Art and Design. Since then she has worked in the design industry for more than 20 years for clients such as Yo! Sushi, Usborne, Audi, Porsche and Lloyds.
After her father died, she discovered his old carving tools, some of which were for lino. Using them, she began to experiment with cuts, mark making and being self taught in this craft, she produced 'Magpies' which was sold to The Atkinson Gallery for their private Collection in 2017. Shortly afterwards, she won the 21st NOA's Original Print Prize with Cinegirl. The biggest open Art Competition in the UK with over 4000 entrants. The winning entry was exhibited at The Bargehouse, Oxo Tower, Wharf and as a grand finale, exhibited at the critically acclaimed Pallant House Gallery, home to one of the best collections of Modern British Art in the UK.
All of her prints are handmade, making each piece totally unique. She only produces a small number of original prints and uses a block method as it allows for more experimentation.
The NOA was a platform to help boost her creative career and in doing so, has gained awards, various solo and combined shows. She is fast becoming one of the new and exciting emerging artists of her craft in recent years.
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